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Growing Cowpeas, also Black eye peas, Southern peas

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17 Nov 13 herb (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Cowpeas,are they a ground cover or climber? I would like to dig some back in as nutrient.Is that ok?
07 Dec 15 Ray S (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Rather belated reply but cowpeas come in both bush and climbing forms, just like common beans. They make an excellent green manure during the warmer months in my climate zone and I'd expect they'd do well any time in the subtropics. Some are adapted to the wet tropics and others to the dry tropics. I grow them with minimal watering. Some I grow for the dry seeds to use in winter stews and others I grow as a green manure crop.
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